Striding toward social justice: The ecologic milieuof physical activity

Rebecca E. Lee, Catherine Cubbin

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Disparities in physical activity should be investigated in light of social justice principles. This article critically evaluates evidence and trends in disparities research within an ecologic framework, focusing on multilevel factors such as neighborhood and racial discrimination that influence physical activity. Discussion focuses on strategies for integrating social justice into physical activity promotion and intervention programming within an ecologic framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-17
Number of pages8
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Ethnicity
  • Exercise
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Social environment
  • Socioeconomic factors
  • Walking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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